YouTube / CollegeHumor
YouTube / CollegeHumor

New Online Geeky Game Show: 'Um, Actually'

YouTube / CollegeHumor
YouTube / CollegeHumor

I have a new guilty pleasure: a CollegeHumor YouTube show called Um, Actually. The rules? Three geeks are presented with a complex statement about something geeky and/or nerdy, and must buzz in (ding in, really) and make a painfully minor correction to the statement. All responses must be prefaced with the phrase: "Um, actually...."

For once, this is a game show I want to be on. Are you listening, CollegeHumor? (Um, actually, they're reading.)

Language note: There is some cursing in these videos, so you'd be advised not to play them at work without headphones.

Episode 1

The pilot. I think the host maybe mispronounces "Daenerys," but I'll let that slide.

Episode 2

The Jedi question is such a gimme.

Episode 3

The depth of Robert Jordan knowledge here is impressive. Well played, gentlemen.

An Overly Specific Note on Geeks Vs. Nerds

The show bills itself as featuring nerds. Um, actually, they're geeks.

This Decal Set Transforms a Roomba Into R2-D2

With a simple decal set, you can transform a Roomba from a robot vacuum cleaner into a droid from a galaxy far, far away. According to Gizmodo, Bel & Bel, a design studio/workshop in Barcelona, Spain, created these blue-and-white vinyl stickers. Affix them to your Roomba, and the device will instantly look like R2-D2. An added bonus? It's way better at cleaning up Wookiee fur.

Sadly, the stickers aren't available for order yet, nor is there a price tag. However, Star Wars fans can keep their eyes peeled for an eventual sale date by checking out Bel & Bel's website.

Radio Flyer
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Tiny Star Wars Fans Can Now Cruise Around in Their Very Own Landspeeders
Radio Flyer
Radio Flyer

Some kids collect Hot Wheels, while others own model lightsabers and dream of driving Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder through a galaxy far, far away. Soon, Mashable reports, these pint-sized Jedis-in-training can pilot their very own replicas of the fictional anti-gravity craft: an officially licensed, kid-sized Star Wars Landspeeder, coming in September from American toy company Radio Flyer.

The Landspeeder has an interactive dashboard with light-up buttons, and it plays sounds from the original Star Wars film. The two-seater doesn’t hover, exactly, but it can zoom across desert sands (or suburban sidewalks) at forward speeds of up to 5 mph, and go in reverse at 2 mph.

The vehicle's rechargeable battery allows for around five hours of drive time—just enough for tiny Star Wars fans to reenact their way through both the original 1977 movie and 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back. (Sorry, grown-up sci-fi nerds: The toy ride supports only up to 130 pounds, so you’ll have to settle for pretending your car is the Death Star.)

Radio Flyer’s Landspeeder will be sold at Toys “R” Us stores. It costs $500, and is available for pre-order online now.

Watch it in action below:

[h/t Mashable]


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